Friday, 20 September 2013

Games of the Week - 17th-18th September - Champions League Matchday 1

Manchester United 4-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Old Trafford, Attendance 74000
Uefa Champions League - Group A

Rooney opened the scoring after the 22nd minute with a shot from close-range. Rolfes equalized just after the break before Van Persie scored an overhead kick to retake the lead for United. Rooney scored again before Valencia made it 4-1. Leverkusen scored a consolation goal from Toprak 2 minutes from time.

MoTM: Wayne Rooney
Video: AllGoalsVideoHD

Galatasary 1-6 Real Madrid

Turk Telakom Arena, Attendance 47000
UEFA Champions League - Group B

Isco scored from a deflected shot after half an hour. Benzema scored after a counter attack 10 minutes into the second half. 9 minutes later Ronaldo tapped in for a 3rd.  Two minutes later, Ronaldo scored after a free-kick. With 9 minutes to go Benzema got his second from five yards out. Three minutes later Bulut made sure that Iker Cassilas did not get a clean sheet with a consolation goal. In added time Ronaldo scored a goal going past three defenders before pelting the ball into the net.
MoTM: Ronaldo

Bayern Munchen 3-0 CSKA Moscow

Alliianz ArenA, Attendance 68000
UEFA Champions League Group D

Austrian Alaba scored after 3 minutes from a free-kick before Mario Mandzukic flicked on a Robben free-kick to score 4 minutes before half-time. Arjen Robben scored after being clean through on goal 22 minutes from the end.

MoTM: Robben
Video: Total Football 

Viktoria Plzen 0-3 Manchester City

Stundcovy Sady, Attendance 11000
UEFA Champions League Group D

Three goals in ten minutes gave Man City the win in Plzen. After long periods of pressure in the first half, Dzeko broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half. Toure scored the goal of the night with a curling shot from 30 yards out. Aguero sealed the away win with a shot from 18 yards out.

MoTM: Aguero
Video: ManCityGoals2014

Chelsea 1-2 FC Basel

Stamford Bridge, Attendance 38000
UEFA Champions League Group E

Oscar took the lead for the Europa League champions with a shot inside the box in the final minute of half time. Basel equalised through Mohammed Salah with 19 minutes to go with a shot from the edge of the box before Streller scored a header 8 minutes from time.

MoTM: Streller

Marseille 1-2 Arsenal

Stade Velodrome, Attendance 32000
UEFA Champions League Group F

Theo Wallcott scored a strike 10 yards out to take the lead for the gunners 20 minutes into the first half. Welshman Aaron Ramsey was next to score after being unchallenged and the placing the ball past the goalie. Marseille were rewarded for their efforts by earning a penalty in stoppage time and Ayew placing it into the corner.

MoTM: Ramsey
Video: GoalTV3

Atletico Madrid 3-1 Zenit St Pe'burg

Vicente Caldron, Attendance 32000 (again)
UEFA Champions League Group G

Atletico opened the scoring with a header from Miranda 5 minutes before half time. Hulk equalised for Zenit after 58 minutes by scoring a goal from outside the box on the counter attack. Zenit re-took the lead by the way of Turan 6 minutes later with a free-kick turning into a scrammy before the ball fell to Turan. Madrid sealed the deal 10 minutes from time with Baptistao chipping the goalie.

MoTM: Miranda
Video: M10tavares10

AC Milan 2-0 Celtic

San Siro, Attendance 43000
UEFA Champions League Group H

After 81 minutes of consistent Celtic pressure a shot from Zapta was deflected by Izaguirre and beat Forester. With five minutes to go Muntari sealed 3 points for Milan. Unlucky from Celtic but they will be looking for the same against Barca in two weeks time.
MoTM: Commons


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